I love print. Despite how easy it is to come across great articles online, I already spend more time at a computer than I would like to and printed magazines provide an escape from that fast paced, tech-driven world. The first edition of @consideredmag is well worth a read for those of you wanting to live a little more consciously. Do you have any favourite print magazines? #printisnotdead
#carnetdevoyage : après 13 nuits dans des logements en dur, nous avons très heureux de retrouver notre maison en toile, notre vie à la belle étoile et notre routine de campeurs.
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#traveldiary : sleeping again in our tent with a huge satisfaction
In a busy urban life, it’s important to carve out some time and space of mind on a regular basis, to evaluate your current circumstances and gain new perspectives.
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// STILTE // Hier komen we aan op dag 5 van de Back to Basic Rondreis.. We hebben dan al veel van het mooie Marokko gezien en in de woestijn is het tijd voor stilte! We slapen hier in een super mooi en luxe nomadenkamp zodat je helemaal ontspannen kunt genieten. 💛🙏 Ik kwam zelf 7 jaar geleden voor het eerst in deze woestijn en ik vond het zo bijzonder.. Kan niet wachten om dit weer met de volgende groep vrouwen te delen! Back to Basic! 25 mei - 3 juni. 🌍
I wake up early to buy the train ticket to Aguas Calientes. I exit from the hostel and I can't believe my eyes...maybe I'm still dreaming. That piece of land next to the hydroelectric plant (and practically deserted last night) is now crowded with people. Peruvians living in Santa Teresa but working in Aguas Calientes. Commuters indeed.
Eighteen dollars is the cost of a ticket, more than one dollar per kilometer. The most expensive ticket I've ever bought in my life.
The first part of the railway proceed in a zigzag on the ridge of the mountain, an action that seems impossible to achieve for a train. But that'a the trick: the train has two locomotives, one at the head and one at the tail.
Head locomotive pulls until the whole train passes the first zig-zag curve. Then the tail locomotive (now at the head) begins pulling to reach the next curve. This trick is repeated four times, then we dive into the forest and the train continues its ride along the side of Urubamba river, greatly swollen by the rain of last days.
I arrive at Aguas Calientes under the rain and I undecided whether to visit Machu Picchu today or wait for tomorrow.
The town is small and makes a living out of tourism. Restaurants and hotels are everywhere. Three ugly statues that should adorn the main square actually are just ruining the atmosphere.
It's not really a place where you would like to spend holidays, so I decide to visit today the Sanctuary and leave the city tomorrow morning. Moreover, rain keeps away tourists and Machu Picchu should be less crowded than usual.
#carnetdevoyage : une cathédrale étincelante, des religieuses comme des nuées de moineaux, des chevaux de bois et une promenade panoramique, Orvieto nous a beaucoup plu #traveldiary : another medieval town with something special, Orvieto
We love wandering around the countryside and stumbling upon an unexpected gem.
We were looking for a seaside picnic spot and found the ancient city of Falassarna. Apparently there was a big natural port here and a city state grew around it 2700 years ago!
They people controlled trade in the area until times got tough and they became pirates. It was destroyed firstly by the Romans and then a huge earthquake/tsunami/mud flow in 365.
There are ruins everywhere to explore.
It helps if you are a mountain goat in a place like this!
Like a real star, he made himself wait, keeping us all on his toes, but now it's official: Ernesto will be our T2 that will catch us again in that wonderful adventure of the @lugovintagefestival spring edition!
Ready to get on the vehicle and give vent to your favorite outfits??
Ernesto, your changing room on 4 wheels, is waiting for you and is stoked!! We at Togovan will obviously be there to advise you and tell you about the new adventure of the Togovan Experience!❤️🚐😎❤️🚐😎❤️🚐😎 Come una vera star si è fatto attendere, tenendoci tutti sulle spine, ma adesso è ufficiale: Ernesto sarà il T2 che ci accompagnerà di nuovo in quella meravigliosa avventura del #lugovintagefestival edizione primaverile!
Pronti a salire sul mezzo e dare sfogo ai vostri outfit preferiti??
Ernesto, la vostra cabina prova su 4 ruote, vi aspetta ed è bello carico!! Noi di Togovan saremo ovviamente lì a consigliarvi e raccontarvi della nuova avventura Togovan Experience!
Et voilà, c'est fini... 🎵
La fin d'un superbe voyage, sûrement mon plus beau. Islande, je te quitte, mais pour mieux revenir et admirer tes couleurs d'été. Quand la tristesse du départ me gagne, je pense à la chance que j'ai d'avoir pu découvrir une telle nature !
N'hésitez plus, et partez sillonner les routes de ce merveilleux pays ❤
Quelques articles devront faire leur apparition sur le blog dans les prochaines semaines : circuit, meilleurs spots, budget... J'espère que cela vous plaira et vous aidera à prévoir votre prochain voyage 😎
Quittons un peu le sud pour mieux y revenir. Grâce à ses followers, Walkoo vous fait découvrir d'autres villes françaises et étrangères à travers leurs endroits insolites. Ici, des toits de Paris. N'hésitez pas à nous envoyer vos contributions, elles peuvent aussi figurer sur la Map de l'application Walkoo.
Wearing the compulsory hijab (head scarf) over the month I spent in Iran evoked many emotions: nonchalance, annoyance, anger, amusement, empathy, solidarity. In that order.
At first, it was hard not to judge the people of Iran (both women and men) for letting this happen. For letting someone dictate that women must cover their heads in public places so men don’t get aroused. Just like the outside world, I thought of the compulsory hijab - and the lack of choice about it - as a sign of repression.
But the more Iranian women I met, the more I changed my mind. Instead of repressed, submissive women, I met badass, inspiring, independent, free-spirited, liberal women throughout the country. I met women who are artists, chefs, entrepreneurs, poets, writers, environmentalists, musicians, activists. I met someone who had hitch-hiked through the remote Baluchistan province, and planned to travel to Afghanistan soon. Someone who drove to neighboring countries to sell goods and camped along the way. Someone who was single-handedly keeping an old artform alive.
Pretty much every woman I met had a daring story to tell. How they were arrested for not wearing the hijab and let go with a warning. How they had run and hid until late in the night to escape the police. How they’d seen the inside of a jail and continued rebelling.
The author Randy Pausch once wrote that we cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. And that I found absolutely true for Iran. So no, please don’t refuse to travel to Iran because you have to wear the hijab. And please don’t judge Iranian women based on what the media tells you. Travel there, make some friends, learn about their lives and form your own opinions. I mean, what else is the point of travelling?
👣 Exploring Iran with @uppersia .
📸 Shot on #iphonexsmax .
Photos --> Just a few of the friends I made along the way in Iran 💚
Ah, the California poppy. I'm seeing it everywhere here in Ojai. Bright, brilliant cups of orange. California's state flower is a nice reminder to me that you can't guarantee where you'll end up—me, who thought I was an East Coaster (more specifically a New Yorker) for life. I was too NYC-obsessed to see outside my bubble. But then I went to college in Chicago, which popped a hole in the bubble. Then I got exhausted in NYC, which popped a few more bubbles. Then I took a trip to San Diego, which burst everything and had me smitten for a Southern California. (Eaman, though, always hoped to live in CA someday and I’m not mad about his influencing me.)
A part of this road trip is adventure and the other is figuring out if one place speaks to us enough that it could be our next landing place. It's too early to say now and we have so many more places to cover and maybe we'll just keep traveling, but Ojai is a STRONG contender and I've come to love the West Coast in general. It’s so far from my East Coast-residing family and some of my best friends, and the 3-hour time difference is a huge pain; I do feel guilt at times about living far away. But at the same time, California makes my heart sing 🎶 Something about the air and the oceans and the mountains and the tacos, ya know?
I have a habit of living for the future, but traveling slowly and not rushing from one place to the next gives me time to savor and appreciate what got me here. That’s a powerful little poppy.
"Um dog nos acompanhou por uns 2 dias desde Puerto tranquilo até Cochrane por 114km. Disseram que não era para alimentá-lo mas foi inevitável oferecer uma ou duas galletas para o nosso amigo que estava sempre ao lado nessas noites guardando nosso sono e nossas bikes" | Regranned from @zorekbike
Un spot comme ça on n’en déniche pas un tous les soirs mais quand c’est le cas : WAW !
On peut rester des heures allongés sur le lit ou sur le canapé à regarder le vent souffler dans les herbes hautes, les remous de l’eau, les bateaux qui défilent à l’horizon. On ne sent lasse pas.
On peut s’y téléporter là tout de suite ???
On est en manque de nuits improvisées !
Spend a whole day at the Gran Vía, a bustling location in Madrid – it’s worth every minute! Few people leave the area without buying something – it’s truly the shopaholic’s dream destination. You’ll find high-end brands (Chanel, Dior, Carolina Herrera, etc.), your everyday high-street favourites, and an El Corte Inglés (the famous Spanish department store). There are good findings for every budget!
In addition to shopping, admire the architecture of the buildings around you, eat traditional Spanish food, and make sure you check the performances that often take place in the area.
Extra Tip: If you climb all the way up to the top floor of the El Corte Inglés at the Gran Vía, you’ll get an amazing view over the area!
Photo by @hortense.travel ——
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